FASHIONWEEK IN STOCKHOLM is over! It was wonderfully intense seeing all the shows and being at most of the parties meeting new and old friends from the fashion networks. GLAMOUR Paris is out! A Whole issue with FRIDA GUSTAVSSON. I`m in it as well, as Fridas guest! I have lots of photos to share from the day of shooting in the beautiful northern archipelago. My own Inner retreat in untouched Swedish forests, swimming in beautiful hidden lakes has happened and I have a story to tell…5 intense days in Dalarna going through 20 big boxes full of papers before bringing them home in 6 boxes only has also happened, while having breaks swimming every day in a beautiful big lake in 17°C. AND NOW a few days ago, the greatest show ever in Sweden, the celebration of LINDEX 60 YEARS in fashion a collaboration with JPGAULTIER happened in Gothenburg and I was on the catwalk. That and the catwalk I did for JPGAULTIER in Paris in mars this year I have a treasure of backstage photos from…so…in due time it will ALL come out here. Being who I am, living my life full on from day to day, it takes some time to get all my impressions out on the blog. It`s all about time! And I like to do it step by step, one story at a time. SO first I want to complete the DANSK photo session story with my own pictures from the day at work, behind the scenes…here they are…
Back to Dansk and Ninja Hanna the photographer. Loved this young hip sweet tattooed woman. She was very easy going to work with and I love her photography, which is always a good way to start the day, curious how the pictures would be with me and the young men. A special story based on the story of me with Sarah Moon in the early 70s. In my imagination the men would be feeding and caring for me but it was the other way around as you have seen in the earlier story. We were working in a beautiful apartment in the middle of the city on a hot hot summer day.
Dan was Ninjas super assistant, a photographer himself but now assisting this day. I still don`t understand all about memory cards and backups, erasing the pictures from the cards to take new ones, mine are always full and my computer is always on the edge of being full. Maybe it`s my age after all, not learning new technology. Happily I´m getting an assistant now…
Robert best stylist ever, I love how he mixes styles together, whether it´s all white or ethnic and wild. Here it is mens Fashion. Robert Rydberg is a stylist icon in Sweden.
The heat outside. The heat inside. Them smoking in the windows. Light through the smoke. Working. Posing. Drinking lots of water. Calm day a calm feeling in the middle of working. The heat. The people. The talking. Eating together. Togetherness. Never mind being inside this great summer day. Working with this team was worth it all.
Robert! Love you…
Hanging in the window was the favourite place. The heat this day! And still hair master Kalle Eklund was wearing his french beret most of the time. Kalle is special, talented, creative with hair. That is a special art as well. So many artists in collaboration for a fashion shoot.
Kevin did his first job. He just finished school, got discovered on the street and now he’s a star working with the big ones, like Prada. In this story with hair coloured red, also the skin on the forehead red. And lipstick. I wonder how the young men use their time as models to connect them to the rest of their lives. As I could use the travelling to get to know other cultures and to know myself, which was my purpose. All experience I have access to today in everything I do. It´s of course different for everyone but I just want to say that everything around modelling can open so many new doors. Used well it is such a great thing to do. Good luck to you Kevin Carlbom. May your light shine on many you meet.
Waiting. Passing time.
And Oskari! From Finland! Dear Oskari such a beautiful friendly being. Dancer at the Opera in Helsinki ( if my memory serves me well)
Purple nails on Oskari Nyyssälä fits his playful personality well. Give us a dance Oskari! We love to see you dance! To share your joy of dance.
Shoes on a pile of magazines. The woman living in the apartment has good taste…
we used them for the photo shoot.
On the screen. Getting an idea of what it will look like. I like it.
Ninja laying on the floor shooting…comfort and ease or not? very concentrated.
photos: Ingmari Lamy
A full day at work. Another blessed day. Why do I see it this way? All the connections with people first of all. That comes first for me. The wonderful meetings and the creativity that happens. Can not say it often enough CO CREATION is the drive of all life on the planet. I LOVE IT!